Alcolin, The Bond That Brings Us Together

Alcolin, The Bond That Brings Us Together

For over 70 years, Alcolin has been the trusted DIY brand in South Africa and has been part of most peoples’ lives in some way or another. We are sure that you remember the iconic Alcolin Cold Glue being used in art class and...

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Know Your Sealants

Know Your Sealants

Alcolin has a wide range of sealants, for home and construction applications. These top-quality products are all manufactured explicitly with a specific purpose in mind. When choosing your sealant, it is best to know the exact use so that you...

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Know Your Fillers.

Know Your Fillers.

ALCOLIN offers a wide range of superior gap fillers. Equipping yourself with the knowledge about them will prevent you from coming unstuck, so make sure to fill your home and business tool box with the whole range to be on hand when you need...

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Five Products Every Dad Must Have In His DIY Kit.

Five Products Every Dad Must Have In His DIY Kit.

Sunday 19 June is just around the corner! Don’t find yourself in a sticky situation by not having a special gift for Dad. While dads may be annoying with their “Dad Jokes”, they deserve to be spoilt for all they do for us. Without being too sneaky,...

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Congratulations to the Big Cash Bonanza winners!

Congratulations to the Big Cash Bonanza winners!

During the months of October, November and December 2021, Alcolin ran an in-store consumer competition where 30 massive prizes were up for grabs! To enter, consumers had to purchase any Alcolin product and send a photo of their...

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Alcolin going big with the BIG CASH BONANZA!

Alcolin going big with the BIG CASH BONANZA!

With the massive success of the consumer competition last year, Alcolin has decided to; once again, launch an exiting competition where 30 fantastic prizes will be given away. The new in-store consumer competition is running from 1...

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Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to our winners!

During the months of November, December and January 2021, Alcolin ran an in-store consumer competition where R100,000 was up for grabs. Once the entries closed on 31 January 2021, a lucky draw took place to determine the following three lucky...

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Alcolin launches massive consumer competition!

Alcolin launches massive consumer competition!

With the economically tough 2020 almost over, Alcolin has decided to provide some much needed financial relief to a few lucky South Africans. The brand new in-store consumer competition will run from November 2020 until the end of January 2021 and...

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Alcolin donates to local NPO

Alcolin donates to local NPO

2020 has been an extremely challenging year for everyone in South Africa as well as the entire world and with the Coronavirus still ravaging through communities worldwide, Alcolin decided to assist the LEAP Science and Maths School with Sanitiser...

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Committed to helping South Africa flatten the curve

Committed to helping South Africa flatten the curve

We as South Africans, along with the whole world, are finding ourselves in unprecedented times at the moment. For this reason, all of us at Alcolin - a market-leading hardware brand, have decided to throw our weight behind the fight to flatten the...

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3 Home Décor Trends Demystified

3 Home Décor Trends Demystified

If you're looking to shake things up in your home, we've got you covered. Try one of these trendy styles; see below for our simple guide to nailing these trends. Maximalism In direct contrast to the minimalist style, a “more is more” approach to...

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Free Contact Applicator – for a limited time!

Free Contact Applicator – for a limited time!

You could think of it as a little extra something from Alcolin to you this festive season... Alcolin is giving away free applicators on all tins of Alcolin Contact Adhesive 500ml, and you'll find them in store now, attached to the lids of the...

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DIY Trade News Awards

DIY Trade News Awards

South Africa’s premier DIY Industry Awards were held at the Midrand Conference Centre on the 7th of November 2018. The event hosted the industry’s top guns and was a hive of activity. This year’s awards involved a combination of a DIY &...

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Win 1 of 5 Eco Slim Watertanks

Win 1 of 5 Eco Slim Watertanks

Alcolin is running a winter promotion in participating stores in the Western Cape: purchase a qualifying waterproofing product and you could win 1 of 5 Eco Slim 950L Watertanks. To enter, purchase any of the selected Alcolin waterproofing...

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Another year, another success!

Another year, another success!

Alcolin is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2018 SAICE bridge building competition. This competition is a great practical illustration of what a career in civil engineering might actually be like. The annual competition has participation from...

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Alcolin and the fish

Alcolin and the fish

The beginning of May saw Alcolin and the Italian embassy in Zimbabwe team up for an awareness initiative in the lead up to World Environment Day on the 5th of June. The initiative is aimed at creating awareness and action against plastic pollution...

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Alcolin’s Top Decor Trends for 2018

Alcolin’s Top Decor Trends for 2018

A new year is about new possibilities. At Alcolin, we love helping you turn your décor dreams into a reality. It’s time to make your space work for you! Our recommendations can be implemented simply and in an affordable manner. They are:1) Shine a...

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Congratulations to our winner

Congratulations to our winner

We've just finished our annual competition, having received thousands on entries for our Win a Bakkie 2017 promotion. There were approximately 200 stores nationwide that were part of the event, running great specials and deals.  Yasmina...

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Bridge Building Competition 2017 Western Cape

Bridge Building Competition 2017 Western Cape

The Western Cape leg of the annual SAICE bridge building competition was held in May at Canal Walk, and Alcolin was once again a present sponsor. We provided our fast setting Super Glue to the 31 different teams to help them build a...

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Alcolin and Working With Wood

Alcolin and Working With Wood

Alcolin was present at the Working With Wood show in association with Spiros Mica. This was a great weekend sharing the passion with the latest products and techniques for all wood working enthusiasts.

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We have a Winner!

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Kevin Husk who wins a Nissan NP200 Bakkie in our Alcolin Win a Bakkie Competition! Thank you to everyone who participated in our competition.

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Build it Hermanus Golf Day

Build it Hermanus Golf Day

The annual Golf Day was held on 18th December in Hermanus. The Alcolin sales team entertained the golfers when they came to tee off at the 9th hole. Golfers had to throw a ball into a 1 litre Permobond jar and if they missed...

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DIY Depot Trade Show

DIY Depot Trade Show

Permoseal attended the annual DIY Depot Day at St Georges Hotel in Midrand in September. A message from the organisers:Thank you for participating in the 2016 DIY Depot Trade Day. The tremendous effort from all the exhibitors certainly helped make...

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Mica Market 2016

Mica Market 2016

This year’s theme was 'Yes we can', which was inspired by the Winter Olympics, and after Gavin Sharples presentation, you couldn't walk away without feeling all fired up! A successful Trade Day allowed us to show off some of our new...

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KZN Wins Best Stand at EST Trade Show!

KZN Wins Best Stand at EST Trade Show!

The EST Group: http://estafrica.co.za/ are a privately owned Independent Hardware Group with 145 of their 309 members being customers of Alcolin nationally, including stores like Brights Hardware, Haskins and Lumber City. On...

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The glue that holds South Africa together…

The glue that holds South Africa together…

Alcolin celebrated Heritage Day and showed their support for our 'bokke' by giving away a product hamper worth R500 to one lucky Facebook fan. Congratulations to Shaun Scholtz who won the Hamper and thanks to all our Facebook fans for entering...

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Share that winning feeling!

Share that winning feeling!

Simply enter at any participating store to stand a chance to win! Buy an Alcolin product, fill in the entry form provided and pop it into the entry box. Competition closes on 31 October 2015 and winners will be notified telephonically.

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SAICE Bridge Building 2015

SAICE Bridge Building 2015

Permoseal were pleased to sponsor and attend this event for the fourth year in a row! Feedback from the event organiser, Mr Andrew Clothier: Thank you to your team for the fantastic sponsorship of the glue and the technical advice given to the...

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Haskins Win a Hilux Promotion

Haskins Win a Hilux Promotion

The promotion will be running at all 4 branches with the final draw taking place between 12 and 17 January 2016. For every P1000 spent, customers will receive an entry ticket into the draw. The top 7 customers will be drawn on RadioBotswana2...

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Mica Training Day

Mica Training Day

Mica stores were recently treated to a product training day at Permoseal's Head Office in Cape Town. Lab Manager, Paul Jacobs, delivered an indepth presentation on both the Alcolin and Bostik sealant ranges. Visit YouTube to view our...

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CBR team wins in the Nabaki Afrika Competition

CBR team wins in the Nabaki Afrika Competition

Whichever branch sold the most Alcolin products would win a Christmas Hamper filled with holiday goodies. The Competition was held during October, November & December & the hamper went to their CBR branch. Congratulations to the CBR sales...

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Mica Market 2014

Mica Market 2014

Mica's annual Trade Show was held at the Wild Coast Sun from the 27 to 30 October and the Permoseal team were there to show their support. The event was also followed by a colourful carnival theme fancy dress party.

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Alcolin Celebrates Spring!

Alcolin Celebrates Spring!

Alcolin celebrated Herriage Day by sending teams into stores to give them a spring clean. The teams were made up of people from Sales, Marketing, Production, Finance & the Lab.

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Win your share of R100 000!

Win your share of R100 000!

Win your share of R100 000! Simply buy any Alcolin product, SMS the last 6 digits of the barcode, your full name, store name and province to 45010 or enter online. SMS's charged at R1.00 each. Competition closes on 30 November 2014. Winners will be...

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Carpets for Mothers Unite

Carpets for Mothers Unite

Mothers Unite is a community based organisation which feeds, educates and supports underprivileged children in the Lavender Hill area. Susan Wiese from Van Dyck Carpets and her Sales Team supplied and fitted a colourful carpet medley in the new...

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Alcolin Builds Bridges in PE

Alcolin Builds Bridges in PE

The objective of the competition is to introduce young minds to the field of engineering and 25 teams from 25 schools competed in this year's Algoa Branch Competition. THS Daniel Pienaar were the 1st place winners, with TH...

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Want an instant fix?

Want an instant fix?

ALCOLIN MOUNTING TAPE is a strong, double sided, self adhesive tape with aggressive tack, making it ideal for instantly securing house numbers, hooks, small mirrors, number plates, sign boards, key holders, posters, photos and much more. It is...

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Alcolin Silicone Tape saves the day!

Alcolin Silicone Tape saves the day!

Mr Abubaker Nordien from AGW Plumbing had this to say about his experience using Alcolin Silicone Tape: "I used your Alcolin Silicone Tape to create a temporary fix and I was very impressed at how well it worked. I needed to fix a leak in a...

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2014 Argus Cycle Tour

2014 Argus Cycle Tour

We are so proud of Kevin Jacobs for taking part in this year's Argus Cycle Tour. Well done Kevin! Kevin Jacobs rode in Alcolin gear performing as strong as the glue the Alcolin brand represents. He is seen here at finish of Argus 2014 with his...

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Swartland Cancer Awareness Event

Swartland Cancer Awareness Event

Alcolin teams up with Swartland in support of their Big Walk for Cancer Awareness Event. Relay for life is an event that is held worldwide by millions of people. This event is held to raise funds for CANSA and the teams walked through the...

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New Distribution Centre in Cape Town

New Distribution Centre in Cape Town

Permoseal completes new Distribution Centre in Cape Town. Permoseal acquired a neighbouring property in Montague Gardens and demolished the old building, so that they could rebuild it as an extension to the existing facilities. This also...

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Alcolin launches Facebook page

Alcolin launches Facebook page

Alcolin are pleased to announce that they have joined Facebook. 'We would like to welcome you to the Alcolin community that gives you inspiration and product tips to tackle any DIY projects, with ease!  We invite you...

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Permoseal honoured by CPUT

Permoseal honoured by CPUT

The award comes in recognition of the valued support that their experiential learning programme brings to the University.   Over the past eight years, Permoseal have annually employed students in the fields of Mechanical Engineering,...

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Win BIG with Alcolin!

Win BIG with Alcolin!

Alcolin recently concluded an instore promotion which gave shoppers the chance to Win a Bakkie worth R37,000! Retailers were given the opportunity to stock up on Alcolin products and build instore displays around the 'green'...

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Permoseal scoops Steinbuild award

Permoseal scoops Steinbuild award

At a recent Setinbuild award ceremony held in Stellenbosch, Permoseal were awarded third place out of 50 invited suppliers in their Supplier of the Year category. First place was awarded to Swartland and second place to Plascon. Voting is done by...

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Permobond gets a lift!

Permobond gets a lift!

On Thursday 3rd October 2013, the Alcolin team set up a weight lifting challenge at Builders Warehouse Constantia.  Customers and staff had to lift 2 x 5 litre Alcolin Permobond and the person who managed to hold the buckets up for the longest...

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Hi-Tack Adhesive for Vinyl Plank Flooring

Hi-Tack Adhesive for Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is becoming evermore popular and Alcolin has developed a suitable, solvent free adhesive to bond this type of flooring. Norman Singleton, the Chief Chemist at Permoseal says, 'This flooring is problematic in that it...

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Alcolin Builds Bridges

Alcolin Builds Bridges

On Saturday 20th July 2013, the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) hosted their 21st Annual Bridge Building competition at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. The objective of the competition is to introduce young minds to...

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Permoseal supports Mandela Day

Permoseal supports Mandela Day

To celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday on the 18th July 2013, the team in KZN teamed up with the Makabongwe Methodist Pre-school to lend support on their first official sports day. Makabongwe Methodist Pre-school, run by Principle Theresa Lukan, is...

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Team Sibanye celebrate second victory at Permoseal!

Team Sibanye celebrate second victory at Permoseal!

The 26 members of team Sibanye, have once again made history at Permoseal by achieving 1000 injury free days. Says Polymer Plant Supervisor, Denver Peterson "Its safety first, we watch each other's backs and discuss safety issues on a daily basis."...

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Choose Green!

Choose Green!

Unlike normal silicones, Alcolin NEUTRAL CURE SILICONE does not release acid during curing and has a mild to low odour, making it safe for use in confined areas. It can be used on alkaline surfaces such as cement, metal and glass and is also...

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Permoseal acquires Nortec

Permoseal acquires Nortec

Established in 1971, Nortec was the first adhesive business in South Africa to manufacture pressure sensitive acrylic adhesives for label stock production. Following their acquisition of Gluepaste in October 2011, this transaction provides...

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Santa Shoebox Project 2012

Santa Shoebox Project 2012

The staff at Permoseal joined together to give a gift to under-privileged kids across South Africa at Christmas. It started out as a challenge given to all teams in the Production Department. Stores Manager, Jean Burger said 'We had wonderful...

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1500 injury free days for Permoseal’s Ghost Team

1500 injury free days for Permoseal’s Ghost Team

Productivity SA's Workplace Challenge Programme has once again proven to be the force behind the motivation of Permoseal's Ghost team. The close knit team of 11 put their success down to team work, excellent attendance, safety without compromising...

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Go for Gold…with Alcolin!

Go for Gold…with Alcolin!

Alcolin invited their customers to take part in their Go for Gold Competition during July and August. They turned the original Cold Glue gold, by launching Limited Edition 'Go for Gold' bottles and pulled out all the stops to make it...

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Imana Wild Coast Challenge

Imana Wild Coast Challenge

This year Permoseal’s Jacobs brothers, Paul and Kevin, teamed up, in their SiliconeTAPE branded racing outfits, to pedal, walk and literally swim the challenging Imana Wild Ride Race. Narrowly avoiding Zambezi River Sharks, battling the...

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Builders Trade Show

Builders Trade Show

This year, the Annual Trade Fair was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate. Alcolin were there, showcasing a variety of POS support available for stores to use, as well as their Limited Edition Gold Cold Glue bottles.

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Extinct at Afrikaburn 2012

Extinct at Afrikaburn 2012

Extinct made its debut appearance at the much anticipated Afrikaburn 2012...with the support of Alcolin Cold Glue. Extinct is a 'crash of 15 life size Rhino's' which was built to create awareness of the impact that the human race has on the...

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New Johannesbug Plant for Permoseal

New Johannesbug Plant for Permoseal

Seen here at the official opening, Robin Jacobs, Neville Quixley and Ivor Jacobs.The new plant boasts manufacturing and warehousing facilities that will catapault Permoseal into the future.

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Want to Stick ‘this’ to ‘that’?

Want to Stick ‘this’ to ‘that’?

Permoseal has launched an Innovative new website, that answers all your Sticky Questions, instantly! Want to know how to stick 'this' to 'that'?  Simply log onto www.stickyquestions.co.za - type in your substrates - and hit...

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Supplier of the Year, again!

Supplier of the Year, again!

Permoseal have once again proved that they deliver excellent service and can be proud of that fact, after being awarded third place in the SteinBuild Supplier of the Year - for another year running. 'Well done to all and especially...

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Permoseal acquires Gluepaste

Permoseal acquires Gluepaste

Well known adhesive company Permoseal PTY Ltd recently expanded its offering through the purchase of South Africa's oldest Adhesive manufacturer, Gluepaste Manufacturing. Founded in 1949 and possibly best known for their household brand names...

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Homemakers Expo 2011

Homemakers Expo 2011

Ashley Stemmet from Tuis & Home runs a DIY Workshop area at the Homemakers Expo. Ashley Stemmet ran a DIY Workshop area at the Homemakers Expo, and he wrote to us to tell us how much he enjoyed it and that he is absolutelythrilled to have been...

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Milty’s Training Academy

Milty’s Training Academy

Kids get crafty - with Alcolin! In their second class, which has now grown to 11, the kids got to make their own salad forks, and boy, did they have fun! They cut the fork teeth themselves and glued them down, using Alcolin Wood Glues, and then...

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PASTE Community Project

PASTE Community Project

Local artists support their community. In June, Shani Judes worked on a project with an international artist, called 'Inside Out Project'. The project inspired her so much, that when it ended, she came up with the idea to get local artists to do...

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Alcolin Supports our Boys in Green & Gold!

Alcolin Supports our Boys in Green & Gold!

Alcolin ran another successful Instore Display Competition, throughout August and September, in support of our boys in green and gold - during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The stores that participated, went all out to produce the most...

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The Builders’ Choice

The Builders’ Choice

ALCOLIN PERMO PLASTER is the ultimate priming, bonding and keying agent – for all building sites.  It enhances adhesion properties, water resistance and flexural strength, thereby improving performance and durability.  Waterbased and...

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DIY over Easter

DIY over Easter

Alcolin ran an instore promotion over Easter, to help promote DIY over all the long weekends in April. Here are some of the exciting entries...

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Alcolin on TV!

Alcolin on TV!

The Alcolin Cricket ad will be flighted on Super Sport 2 during the Cricket World Cup - from Friday 18th March until the final on Saturday 2nd April 2011.  There will be 2 slots during each game as well as one slot...

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Christmas with Permoseal

Christmas with Permoseal

As 2010 draws to a close, the team at Permoseal celebrate and ring in the New Year! Great fun was had by all at the Christmas Function and the theme...OTT hats!

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Innovative in-store competitions

Innovative in-store competitions

In honour of National Braai Day, Alcolin ran an in-store display competition with a ‘Braai Day’ Theme.  Congratulations to Timber City, Pinetown for winning best in-store display.  Owner, Andre Zuidewind was ecstatic to receive a...

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SteinBuild Award

SteinBuild Award

Permoseal once again, proudly received a silver award for 2nd placed Supplier of the Year in 2010, at the prestigeous SteinBuild Awards Evening. Well done to Stephen Kliphuis who looks after the account and then also to all the regions for their...

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New Hotmelt Plant Commissioned

New Hotmelt Plant Commissioned

New Hotmelt Plant Commissioned in Montague Gardens to produce Bostik ThermoGrip Hotmelt Adhesives. Permoseal becomes the first local manufacturer of metallocene hotmelt adhesives, an emerging global trend in value added hotmelt adhesives.

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Fly away Peter, Fly away Paul!

Fly away Peter, Fly away Paul!

Teamwork, discipline and fitness (both mental and physical) are high on Permoseal’s list of values – and the proof was in the pudding when 38 year old Paul Jacobs (Lab Manager for Permoseal managing tech service, QA and R&D lab functions) and...

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Proudly Permoseal

Proudly Permoseal

SteinBuild is part of a larger group of companies consisting of logistics, furniture and DIY stores and the prestigeous award ceremony was held in Sandton, Johannesburg in August.Permoseal received the award for their contribution towards growing...

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ISO 9001:2008 Awarded to Permoseal

ISO 9001:2008 Awarded to Permoseal

Some of the requirements in ISO 9001:2008 include:- a set of procedures that cover all key processes in the business- monitoring processes to ensure they are effective- keeping adequate records- checking output for defects, with appropriate and...

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Permoseal turns 60!

Permoseal turns 60!

From humble beginnings and a limited range, Permoseal, best known for their household brand names Alcolin and Bostik, has become a major player in the South African adhesive industry in the past 60 years. From a small range of locally manufactured...

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Permoseal’s Wellness Day

Permoseal’s Wellness Day

Complimentary testing of HIV Aids, Eyes, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose and Weight assessments were carried out by the Discovery team at Permoseal's Training Centre.Human Resources Manager, Lizmari...

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Hardex 2009!

Hardex 2009!

The Alcolin Team were there showing their support to the Trade. On display, was their new bigger size 750ml Alcolin Filla Foam, as well as their new Waterproofing Stand, which got a lot of attention from visitors to the show.

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Family at home, family at work!

Family at home, family at work!

The action packed day was crammed with activities such as soccer, lucky draws, prizes and lots of eating. Even the kids were exhausted from the non-stop action on the jumping castle and slippery slide.Human Resources Manager, Lizmari Eitner...

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Bigger Size…Better Value!

Bigger Size…Better Value!

Alcolin Filla Foam is a one part polyurethane foam that is ideal for filling and sealing cracks, joints and gaps. It will not expand, shrink or decay once cured and gets into those difficult to reach places, such as gapes between ceilings and...

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MS37 Expansion Joint Sealer

MS37 Expansion Joint Sealer

Alcolin Expansion Joint Sealer is unique - in that it provides a firm, flexible, weather-tight seal, that remains elastic and allows up to 25% movement accommodation. It is completely odourless and UV resistant and can be used to seal...

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Hike faises funds for HIV orphans

Hike faises funds for HIV orphans

On Saturday 18 April 2009, Paul Jacobs, Permoseal's Laboratory Manager, painfully hiked the Platteklip path up Table Mountain six times, in aid of charity. The eventful day was organised to raise funds for Masikulisane creche, who houses orphaned...

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The voice behind the DIY Helpline

The voice behind the DIY Helpline

The new voice for Alcolin's toll free helpline is Natalie Atkinson! Natalie has extensive experience in the building and construction industry and after a decision to progress to better opportunities, she prompted a move down to Cape Town. Four...

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Colour coded confidence!

Colour coded confidence!

Do you have the confidence to choose the right product for the job?  Alcolin's new-look website, which is faster & easier to navigate, will point you in the right direction, at just a click of a button. Our flooring range now also comes in...

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Best value for Builders!

Best value for Builders!

Alcolin Permobond is the markets top-quality bonding agent, but if you think you're paying a premium for this superior product then think again...close scrutiny proves that because its concentrated, a little goes a very long way - five litres...

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Cold Glue…on top of the world!

Cold Glue…on top of the world!

On 19th December 2008, Alcolin Cold Glue reached new heights, 5895m on top of Kilimanjaro!After 5 exhausting, but exhilarating days, Sally Jones, Alcolin's Export Manager, positioned Alcolin Cold Glue at the peak of the highest free standing...

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